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What a Fantastic way for us to start the New Year, .. The journey we have been on in the back ground since May 2021 when we first Applied for the National Lottery Community Fund, has been a roller coaster of emotions for us, so desperately dependent on our application going to panel,.. which it did 3 times, over the last 6 months, with 3 Applications, to 3 Panels, as we realised without Funding, we would not have survived the next 6 months, after 13 years of Spectrum/Wasp providing an invaluable service within our Local Community for our Children/Young People, Parents/Carers. TNLCF were ourstrength/hope as to where we needed to be ‘Moving Forward into the Future’, with numbers of Children and Young People rising fourfold, needing our service and support, throughout the last 2 years of the Covid Pandemic,.. then on November 25th 2021 we received the most ‘Amazing Telephone Call’ to say our Application had been Granted and we had been Awarded £331.069.00 over 3 years, giving us £110,356.33 per year to sustain Spectrum/Wasp, .. This was the ‘Best Lottery Win’ for our Children’s Charity that anyone could have Wished for, we were just so elated, excited, speechless (should I say) and in tears, to have this opportunity for our Children, Young People and Families of Spectrum WASP, in ‘MAKING a DIFFRENCE’ to start 2022...
Hi everyone! Please find the link to our latest April to June Newsletter you will find details of up and coming events and lots more!
ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
Join in with all the fun at Spectrum WASP with everything from creative workshops, sports and music to green outdoor space activities for all the family to enjoy!
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
Whatever time or talents you can offer, the team at Spectrum WASP would love to have you join and support us.
FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Get the whole Family involved and receive fantastic support from Spectrum WASP.
Welcome to Spectrum WASP (We Are Special People)!
We are a registered charity (number: 1146664) formed to support Parents and Carers with Children/Young People on the autistic spectrum with Disabilities, Special and Additional Needs from ages 5 to 18 years. We provide a safe and welcoming space where Children/Young People can enjoy a wide range of activities and form new friendships.
There really is something for everyone and we are very proud to provide fully inclusive, warm and friendly atmosphere. Everyone is treated with respect and as an individual with a tailored plan to meet their personal needs. Both you and your Children/Young People are fully looked after and supported and there aren’t any activities or outings that we won’t do - we take great care of your Children/Young People and treat them like any other.
We have a monthly programme that’s full of activities for everyone to enjoy, including Parents/Carers’ meetings, coffee mornings, residential short breaks away, family days out, creative workshops, friendship groups, go karting, quad biking, swimming, gymnastics and more. You can take part in our talent show, enjoy a trip to the panto and have fun at our Christmas party. Not only that, but siblings and extended family are welcome too so no-one feels left out.
There’s always something going on and plenty to get involved with and we’d love to have you join us!
Why not explore our information on activities for Children/Young people, along with how Parents/Carers can benefit from support from people who understand. If you would like to support us by volunteering or donating, check out our Become a Volunteer and Fund Our Cause pages!
HOW IT WORKS
Come along to our meetings
Throughout the month we have coffee mornings and regular Parents/Carers evening meetings. (Term Time only – See Calendar for details) Come along and find out what we’re all about!
Join in with our activities
We run a wide range of activities, family day trips out and residential breaks away. We also provide workshops and training sessions for Parent/Carers throughout the year.
HAVE A QUESTION?
A: Give us a call or drop us an email. We are always happy to talk and listen to what you need. You can always come along to one of our meetings, where you will find a friendly and supportive crowd and a variety of things to join in with.
A: Most of our activities are open to siblings and parents/carers so no-one feels left out, and we also encourage extended family, so grandparents, aunts and uncles and other family members to join in and support you.
A: We have a small contribution for activities depending on what we are doing. We also look at discretionary contributions to support some of our Families.
ENJOY FULL SUPPORT AND LOTS OF FUN WITH SPECTRUM WASP
We would love to have you join us, so why not contact us today!
Up and Coming Activities
Weekley Football Sessions
5.30pm-6.30pm until the 25th Jan
Dates to be confimred the end of January
For ALL Children/Young People...age 9-18yrs to enjoy & Learn that NEW Instrument, from Guitar, Drum Kit, Keyboards, and Computers, Make your own Sounds/Music, Record, Soundtrack, Decks, Recording Studio, Singing, Writing your Own Music. @ The Old Library, Leeming St, Mansfield , NG18 1NG, (Next to The Palace Theatre)